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One other senior HR govt exits Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard head of individuals Claudine Naughton is departing the corporate, with former Walt Disney Firm HR govt Julie Hodges taking her place.

The announcement comes together with the information that Sandeep Dube is taking the function of Chief Industrial Officer. Dube beforehand labored at Delta Airways.

An Activision Blizzard spokesperson instructed Axios gaming publication co-author Stephen Totilo that Naughton’s departure was not as a result of of the lawsuit filed by California’s Division of Honest Employment and Housing
that alleged the corporate fostered a sexist and abusive “frat home” tradition, significantly at Blizzard Leisure.

The lawsuit’s implications do grasp over Hodges’ hiring nonetheless. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick acknowledged in a press launch that Hodges’ function shall be to “assist lead our ongoing dedication to an inclusive office.”

Hodges herself acknowledged that she “shares the corporate’s perception {that a} work surroundings ought to welcome all views, experiences, and backgrounds,” and that “a workforce the place everybody feels valued is vital to the success of our enterprise.”

The operations of Activision Blizzard’s human assets workforce are part of the State of California’s lawsuit in opposition to Activision Blizzard. The California DFEH just lately amended its lawsuit to incorporate accusations of incriminating exercise by the HR division, together with alleged doc shredding.

Beforehand, Blizzard Leisure senior folks officer Jesse Meschuk was ousted from the corporate alongside former Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.

Naughton was a comparatively current rent for Activision Blizzard, having solely joined the corporate in 2019, after most of the occasions mentioned within the California DFEH’s lawsuit passed off.

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